Category: Parenting

Number Thirteen: Parenting Isn’t For P*ssies

My wife and I have a blended family. I have three children that I brought into our marriage, she added four more, and then we had two kids together. A “yours, mine, and ours” in the truest sense of the phrase. People routinely joke about us being the Brady Bunch. Outwardly I chuckle when I … Continue reading Number Thirteen: Parenting Isn’t For P*ssies

Number Nine: Helping Kids Succeed (While Having Fun Too!)

Gymnastics. Unicycling. Baseball. Dancing. Piano-playing. Magic: The Gathering. Singing. Bowling. What do these activities have in common? I either have a passing interest, or no interest at all, in these pastimes. What else do they have in common? My children excel at them. More on that later… ------------ When I was a kid, I was … Continue reading Number Nine: Helping Kids Succeed (While Having Fun Too!)

Number Four: Thank You, Love, For All That You Do For Us

I suppose there may be a more thankless job than being a stay-at-home mother, but if there is, it’s escaping me right now.  It’s an occupation that is borne by love in its truest sense.  It requires the mother to put herself faaaaaar onto the back burner as she puts the care of others first … Continue reading Number Four: Thank You, Love, For All That You Do For Us